University of Miami
The University of Miami was chartered in 1925 by a group of citizens who felt an institution of higher learning was needed for the development of their young and growing community. Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in more than 330 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. A private research university with more than 16,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. A vibrant and diverse academic community, the University of Miami has rapidly progressed to become one of America's top research universities. The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked UM among the top 51 universities in the country in its “Best Colleges” listings. U.S. News also cites several of its programs in “America's Best Graduate Schools.” The University of Miami has three campuses on more than 400 acres in Miami-Dade County locations stretching from Coral Gables and the city of Miami to South Dade. The Coral Gables campus, the University’s main campus, is home to two colleges and seven schools and is located on a 239-acre tract in Coral Gables, approximately seven miles from downtown Miami.
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